Friday, December 2, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Day Tag #2

This is the second day of the Tim Holtz 12 Days of Christmas. Since I'm at a crop I did not have all my products at hand that Tim used. I improvised with the ribbon and tore some Claudine Hellmuth sticky back canvas and inked with distressed stain.

12 Days of Christmas

Tim Holtz and started again with his 12 Days of Christmas tags. I've been a follower of his tags and just wondered over them. Well this time I plan to take part and try to complete them. Well this one I had most of the items, well almost I did purchase the paper that looks like his snowflake embossing folder.

Well anyway this is what I came up with.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Gratitude Album

The lady with the turkey is ready for Thanksgiving dinner with the family. I used a digi stamp and copics. The sentiment is from a stamp set I found in my stash as I was trying to organize my studio g stamps and unmounted stamps. This is an according fold book that I will put pictures of our family dinner on Thursday.  This is also a fulfilled challenge on SOC Sisters of ColorHave a Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

An the Winner Is...........

I'm really grateful to everyone that stopped by and a special thanks to those that left a message. All of you are winners but the random pic chose Netta (craftynetta).
This is the blog candy Netta has won. I hope she enjoys it and doesn't have this one.

Friday, October 21, 2011

SOC Anniversary Blog Hop

Celebrate Sistahood Blog Hop In honor of Scraps of Color's 7th Anniversary, myself along with some talented papercrafters, have teamed up to honor and celebrate sistahood and the wonderful women in our lives who make us laugh, cry, shout, scream, play, live.  We honor through our creativity and sharing our stories during this blog hop. Each sistah blogger will inspire you with her creativity and will also be offering up some blog candy! What is blog candy you ask?  It's a giveaway!  So sit back and get ready to be inspired with the Celebrate Sistahood Blog Hop.  Just start here, check out what I've created, follow the rules for entry and then move on to the next blog hop participant for your chance to win again and again. Be sure to visit each blog between Friday, October 21 and Sunday, October 23 for more inspiration and chances to win.  This hop closes on October 23, 2011 11:59pm est.   Winners will be posted on each blog on or before October 28, 2011. So be sure to check back!  

These are the sisters I have met in my travels.        
I did a layout of my Sisters that I have met in my journey across the US.  It is always a pleasure to met my dear Sistahs.

My layout is from my stash, I started with some craft paper 8 x 8 cut strips of pp with a travel them.  The letters are from the pack of K & Company Que Sera Sera, the flowers are Recollections Boutique fleur, 

So now if you haven't hop all over please do so.
Da Shawnna:
Yvonne:  (You are here)

 I have some blog candy that you have a chance of winning so if you are not a follower become one and leave me a comment about your favorite color.

Have scrappy good weekend.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

A - Z Blog Tag

A. Age: 58

B. Bed size: Queen -room is not large enough for a King.

C. Chore that you hate: scrubbing the kitchen floor.

D. Dogs: no

E. Essential start to your day: Coffee, coffee, coffee. Maybe something like to eat, not essential.

F. Favorite color: Pink, I like purple also.

G. Gold or Silver: I have them both and love them both.

I. Instruments you play: I took piano lessons and can play chop sticks well.

J. Job title: HWIC (head women in charge) (lifted this title from Vee on Creative Blessing

K. Kids: Seven, 4 sons and 3 daughters

L. Live: East Coast

M. Mother’s name: Mae Belle

N. Nicknames: Von

O. Overnight hospital stays: 1 delivery

P. Pet peeves: people who eat and smack

Q. Quote from a movie: Took a hard hard violent fall, kinda pin-balled down hit a lot of railings, broke a lot of shit. I'm not gonna say i survived I'm gonna say I thrived.- bridesmaids

R. Right or left handed: righty

S. Siblings: one older brother and one older sister (deceased)

U. Underwear: yes

V. Vegetable you hate: I dislike green beans

W. What makes you run late: I try to prevent this but I guess a lack of planning

X. X-Rays you’ve had: teeth, foot,

Y. Yummy food that you make: Cabbage

Z. Zoo animal: elephants, lions

if you have done this tag, I would love to learn more about you too- link me uP!
Leave me a message and your blog.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Feelin a little sick

My Granddaughter going to College was feeling a little under the weather a week ago so I decided to seen her a little pick her up. Something to put a smile on her face.
This image was a digi print from Fine Arts by Robert Jackson. This particular digi is under the tab of Lil folk, the title of this digi is Lil Sick. Digi stamps are easy to store and can be any size you desire.

The design of my card is called and easle card. I got the directions from Splitcoaststampers. There are written directions and a youtube.

I colored my card with chalks and the ribbon is Hug Snug seam binding that I colored with home made glitter spray.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Bundle of Joy - Flip Album

This is the 'flip album' I did as a demo for the Stamp Addicts meeting we had on Tuesday. I used Winnie the Pooh as my theme. I like it and my Grand Daughter does too. She will be one in two weeks. How exciting. I think I will give this book to her parents. The flowers are from Recollection, with Prima leaves. Tiger and Pooh and their flowers and bees and dragon fly are from a sticker pack I got from Tuesday Morning. I used my cricut to cut title Pooh & Tiger. If you like leave me a comment. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Sales Haul and Stamp Addicts Meet UP

This is a little haul I did today a week before going to the StampScrapArt Tour convention in Winston Salem. I have been trying to save my $$ to have to spend there. But I use a little today. All of what I got was on clearance and I had a coupon for 20% off total sale which included sales items but not clearance items. The items are a Martha Steward Holidays punch - cracks (edge punch)- I have the corner punch; EK Success punch 3/4" square, Scotch removable tape, Hero Arts clear stamps with the meaning of -Create, Simplicity, Kindness, Love and Memories; a ranger applicator and a package of ink blending foam.

In this photo are the ladies of my 'Stamp Addicts'.
I will not give out names for reasons that I will not disclose. Heheheheh! At our meeting the ladies were given directions to making 'The Flip Album'. I think they did a splendid job. The next photos show the finish products close up.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Day After The 4th

Today I've decided that I need to make my blog active again. It's been a minute since I've updated. Well yesterday two of my children decided to have a cookout. They didn't start until after 5pm any way it turned out nice. At around 9 pm we were able to see the fireworks going on down at the battleship. Hope everyone had a great time. I am hosting my stamp Addicts meeting tonight. Tomorrow I will post the results of my teaching.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Eating Kiwi

You should never shop with your grandchildren. My 6 year old -going on 18 granddaughter was with me when I had to go grocery shopping and she just looove kiwi. But she says my mother want buy them. I didn't think she really liked them because she is a picky eater. But much to my surprise she ate more than me. I only fix one at first thinking that I might have to eat it. As we ate she began counting what was left and saying which ones was hers. So funny.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


I have entered a challenge to not buy any craft supplies for the month of February. We watched a YT'er that inspired us to use the supplies we have in Studios/craft areas, etc. This would not be as hard for me if I was home but I'm not sooooo, we shall attempt to hang in there.

Now look at the rules that were set for us:
The rules are:

*No shopping in any store-Micheal's, AC Moore, Hobby Lobby, Archivers, and etc.

*No online shopping

*No window shopping

*No HSN shopping


Ok the challenge starts today. If you want to participate and you are not a member of SOC you can check in here with a comment and we can inspire each other. You can start anytime I'm starting today. Come on you can do it or we can do it.

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Throw Back

I decided to use a tool that I brought and just had to have a while back, like 2 yrs. I brought a melting pot and the tools to go with it and wax and UTEE. I was so taken with a youtube on use wax. Well I never did do the wax project. But, I was watching an old Youtube of Following the Paper Trail - what she calls glass flowers. This is my take on the glass flowers. The recipe is to put some clear UTEE in the Melting Pot. And you should use your Melting pot as directed being very careful because it becomes very hot.

The hearts and butterfly are MS punches, the others are ek success retro flower 2 different sizes and the centers of the flowers and on the butterfly is the MS luster glass microbeads.

The 2 flowers below on the left are dipped into wax. That gave them a vintage look. The center is a gray pearl that I got from (where else) Michaels.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Stylish Blogger Award

Karen of Sisters Stamp Too! was kind enough to present me with a blog award - the Stylish Blogger Award. I guess this means I need to keep up my blog and post more often. I’m very thrilled that she thought of my blog.

This is a pay-it-forward style award. Here are the rules:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this.
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards.

5. To get this copy and paste to your blog.
So here are 8 things about myself:
1. I am a grandmother of 7 gorgeous girls
2. I am retired and loving it.
3. I love RVing with my DH.
4. My most favorite color is PINK!
5. I love football and watch all day Sunday, Sunday night and Monday night.
6. I too and a collector of craft items, a mission of mine is to use what I have for projects and swaps.
7. I spend a lot of time on the Message board of SOC and and YPP, enjoy those ladies they are my sisters.
8. I do not like chocolate without nuts.

Here are the 8 bloggers I would like to share this award with (and it was so very hard to choose only eight):


2. Lanette
3. Qadirah
5. Sharon
6. Edwards
7. BeeBeeBabs
8. Cammi